Before debuting on Monday Night RAW last year, Doudrop was known as Piper Niven on NXT UK. Many fans expected her to have the same name on the main roster, but that wasn’t the case. It seems Vince McMahon suggested a bizarre gimmick for her as well.
Doudrop also believed her name change was only temporary at first. Now that Eva Marie is no longer in WWE, many fans simply want the company to get rid of the Doudrop gimmick for good.
WWE also turned Doudrop heel, which fans are still warming up to at this point in time. While speaking with Wrestling Inc, Doudrop claimed that Vince McMahon wanted to give her a dancing gimmick after seeing her dance backstage.
“It was really funny because he wanted me to come out and dance. I was like, ‘I don’t know if you looked all up in that C.V., but it did not say dancer.’ I was kind of like, ‘what am I doing? I don’t like this.’ Then one day I got backstage and he goes, ‘goddamnit, I see you out there shaking your ass all afternoon, why can’t you do it out there?’
I was like, ‘you’ve absolutely got me over a barrel there,’ because seeing me when I am rehearsing. When he said that, he was like, ‘I just want the people to see your personality that we see back here.’ I was like, ‘oh man, you have completely stunned me with that.’ I totally got what he meant. And from that point on, that’s when I started to get more comfortable with jumping around and dancing.”
Doudrop was unsuccessful in defeating Becky Lynch for the RAW Women’s Championship at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view on January 29th. We will have to wait and see what is next in store for her.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes